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Old 03-18-2016, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ROG100 View Post
I received mine - but no cap. As I was hoping to use the original white cap not an issue.
I will try and test it over the weekend.
I recieved mine, No cap as well...Which pisses me off because i needed the cap, which I was lead to believe was included. Anybody have a spare cap they would part with?
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:58 AM
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I recieved mine, No cap as well...Which pisses me off because i needed the cap, which I was lead to believe was included. Anybody have a spare cap they would part with?
Well that s****, ...
Who knows what other information is lost with closed threads and blocked members.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:57 PM
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Awesome, at 10% of the Stealer price, it is worth a shot. I tried to make one out of a BMW part, but it was a bust.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:51 PM
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Has anyone confirmed this works? Im getting low coolant warning with a full tank of coolant.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:29 AM
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Hi guys - looks like I need a coolant level sensor for my '91 S4 - has anyone confirmed this non-Porsche version works yet? Also if you receive it without the cap - does this make it unusable?
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:40 AM
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I guess if I get to needing one of these, its something to re-wire and ignore.

If we overheat..we still have a pressure sensor, and a temp gauge, and when it leaks..we still have a nose, and when we check oil every few tanks of gas...we still have eyes.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:31 AM
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listing has gone?
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:52 PM
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Well electrically it works but the cap does not fit from the original sensor. It looks like it can be made to fit with a bit of whittling. As long as you have the original seal/gasket you should be good.

Mark - I have one here for you to try.

Nigel - I can get more if needed.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:22 PM
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That'd be great Roger. I sent you a couple of emails yesterday with bits I need - can this be added to those?
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Sean and I looked at this further today. It will take a lot of "whittling" to make this work and seal on the top of the expansion tank.

The sensor will report a different level of lack of fluid - not a show stopper.
The new sensor will not pass through the hole in the original cap - probably can be overcome.
However the sealing face cap to sensor is none existent/way too small. As you screw the cap down the sensor will fall into the tank.

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Old 04-13-2016, 08:37 PM
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So much for the direct replacement that they advertised.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:43 PM
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MJ - it was great that you found it and it would have been perfect if it worked. I will certainly try and return mine.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:15 AM
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Oh well, looks like I'm in for the Porsche version.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:20 PM
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Can't you find a washer to go under the sensor and over the cap? What is the OD of the sensor under the lip?
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